wooly

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wooly last won the day on August 25 2019

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  • Birthday 12/26/1972

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    Everywhere, NY

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    9h
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    50 cal. Traditions Pursuit
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    PSE Bow Madness- Horton Fury x-bow

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  1. Thanks guys! A few quick notes on that skull. I thought it was an old one at first but there were legbones and spinal chord still at the scene with connective tissue holding them together so it was definitely from this year. Also, the rack color seemed odd to me as well as the rodent chew on the antlers. Instead of nice clean cut chew marks, the antler chews were jagged and porous, and almost looked torn leading me to believe they weren't fully hardened yet before they became chew toys. The dark areas on the antler that weren't on top exposed to the elements were fiberous and stringy, and could be peeled off like a thin skin layer of string cheese leading me to believe that buck died sometime before hunting season while he was still in velvet..., or at least partial velvet. I've never seen one in this condition before, so it's all purely speculation on my part, but I can't imagine what else could explain any of that. Also think maybe that little 3pt side got rattled off when the youngster came upon the wounded warriors remains and tried to settle an old score with him..., but again, that's all purely speculation on my end!
  2. I had to run out and pull our blind from hunting season this afternoon, so I decided to go for a quick hike around the block before I got around to that. Spotted an old skull first and could tell the tines were pretty chewed up, but then I saw a tine sticking up beside it a few feet away and figured that had to be the broken piece. Nope.... first fresh shed antler of the year from another buck laying right next to it just as it lays in the first few pics! Felt AWESOME to get back out there and find some bone again!
  3. Seriously.... I would NOT have endorsed it here if didn't work for me in field tests, BUT it HAS been working for me since early November even through our sub zero cold snap! Have to imagine it would work just the same for both applications you guys described!
  4. I haven't been around much to share anything valuable lately, but I thought you guys might get some use from this one. Sis picked this anti-glare/fogging polish stick up for me at a craft show in Ohio this past fall. She was sold on it after a brief demonstration by the salesman on her own daily wear glasses. She gave me a stick of this stuff and as you can imagine I was skeptical, BUT I've been using it on my safety glasses and camera lenses I use for carving outside ever since, and it works freaking AWESOME. I usually wear a dust mask or spandex cover over my mouth and nose while carving. In the winter time I normally can't do that because my glasses IMMEDIATELY fog over with condensation from my breath pouring out the top and I can't see jack squat. This stuff works incredible, and I can only imagine it would work equally as well on rifle, shotgun, and x-bow optics! I usually draw an "X" on both sides of each lens, and then just polish it off with a clean soft rag or shirt sleeve. Also usually repeat daily for best results prior to heading out into the cold to begin my work. It seems to lose effectiveness after a day to me, but reapplying is a cinch, and this stick will go a long ways into next year as well I'm sure of it!
  5. A few of my pups from this past year!
  6. Thanks for all the B-day wishes guys! Spent a nice "quiet" day with my saws slinging bar oil all over a chunk of maple I'm trying to finish up for a customer. First year in a long while I didn't spend in the woods on my annual B-day shed hunt, but life's headed in a different direction lately, and it ain't ALL that bad.
  7. I'm just guessing but I think I'm pretty close when I say 200-250lbs. The widest points across the base are over 32"
  8. Thanks guys! Apex- that Shindaiwa is not my favorite saw, but it'll run circles around my Stihls! It's a 60cc beast I use for lopping off big chunks fast. NOTHING compares to my Husky though. Sometimes I just pull that saw out so I can look at her beautiful teeth smiling back at me,lol
  9. Had a special order from one of my customers from last summer. She has already bought SEVERAL carves from me and has 3 Rotties of her own, and asked me if I could carve her a simple Rottweiler head. She had paid some con-carver schmuck from Pennsyltucky to do the job for her a few years ago, but he just ran off with her cash and never delivered the piece. I let her know I'd give it a shot, but not to get her hopes up as I've never attempted anything like this before..., BUT my plan was to do a full body, life size rottweiler out of one of the biggest maple logs I had here and just charge her for my tool supplies and materials. That was about 4 months ago, and I finally built up the courage to start making some saw dust here a couple weeks ago. My free time is VERY limited lately so things have been progressing really slowly with this one, but I'm finally past the crucial cut stages and heading into the home stretch now and ready to start working on the base soon! Sometimes the hardest part for me is getting past that initial fear of trying something new, and making those first few cuts before everything else just starts falling into place! I couldn't be happier with how this one's coming along and she's over the moon with it as well so far! Added my mum in one of the pics for size reference, so careful with any of those comments,lol
  10. Thanks guys! My dad passed away here at home from a heart attack early last month, and we had to have his pup put to sleep two weeks later as his seizures were getting more severe and nearing double digits per day. Needless to say, it's been a pretty shitty last couple of weeks here. Hunting and carving have both been put on hold now as I'm taking care of my elderly mother full time who suffers from dementia.
  11. You just gotta chunk 'em up into smaller, more manageable pieces first.
  12. wooly

    9/11

    I was doing a plumbing side job in Springville when we heard the news over the radio. Homeowners house was still in rough stages so we didn't have any TV or internet access, but we sat there on his stairs listening to the cordless Dewalt boom box all day in complete shock getting zero work done. Hopefull , sad, scared, and angry all at once, even before we got to see the actual severity of what had taken place.
  13. Gotta be careful with that. You don't wanna pay $20 for a picture of a nice clean foot for your living room wall..., and then when you open your mail you discover the seller sent you a pic of his dirty 12 inches instead,lol
  14. First I've heard of it, so maybe next year.... just as a spectator of course! I couldn't resist the urge to fire up that Husky today and cut some wood! All I got to say is HOLY FUUUUUUGGGGG what a freakin' machine!
  15. Shindaiwa and Echo had actually merged a few years back. This 591 is basically the same thing as the Echo 590 which I've heard nothing but great things about so figured I'd take a shot at this one and got it at a good price. It's a screamer for sure after a few quick test cuts last night I may just shelf the Husky for a while as I have no reason to even own a saw like that right now! I wasn't really expecting to win the bid on that one, but figured I wouldn't be disappointed if I did after all the big Stihls sold so high.... and I did win, so here it sits until I find a use for it, or get tired of dusting it off. The demand for that saw runs pretty high, so I'll try to resist gassing it up and hold onto it for a while to see what kind of future emissions regulations ruin the reputation of that saw and bring the demand for this "old style" back up. I still like my Stihl lineup for carving as all my accessories are interchangeable and startup procedures the same. Just had an itch to add some variety and new colors to the line up, and had no intentions of coming home empty handed,lol